One of the factional leaders for the declaration of Biafra Republic, Simon Ekpa has threatened staff of SaharaReporters news media over reportage indicating Simon Ekpa threatens to attacks banks operating in Southeastern states over naira scarcity.
Simon Ekpa in a tweet on Friday said SaharaReporters will soon be banned from reporting anything about Biafra.
“This SaharaReporters feeding junks as usual to their mumu readers, you will be banned from reporting anything about Biafra soon.
“You are not up the standard and I doubt if Yourba nation will allow your nonsense after Nigeria dissolved this year. Where did you school?”, Simon Ekpa said via tweet.
Meanwhile Simon Ekpa in a memo titled “Memo to Nigeria Banks Operating in Biafra Territory” said he gave all commercial banks in the region till February 7 and 10, 2023 to release enough money to customers, remove all INEC materials in their vaults or their security will no longer be guaranteed.
The Memo signed by Simon Ekpa, dated February 2, 2023 reads:
MEMO TO NIGERIA BANKS OPERATING IN BIAFRA TERRITORY 2 February, 2023
Our attention has been drawn to a deliberate financial Jihad against Biafra people as Nigeria Banks operating in Biafra territory has continued to starve Biafra of their hard earned money something that looks like what Nigeria did to Biafrans during and after the genocidal war of 1967-1970.
We, the Biafra people have respected all the Financial institutions in Biafra territory but what we will not accept going forward is for you to collaborate with the Nigeria state and starve Biafrans of their own money or to become enablers of genocide in our own land against our people.
We also understand that most of the banks premises are being used by INEC to store voting materials instead of their banking business and we know those Banks.
We are warning the Banks to restrain themselves from being enabler of genocide or financial Jihad against Biafra people.
We are business people and our businesses are mostly buying and selling of goods and services that need the banks.
We will not hesitate to engage financial institutions if this financial Jihad or starvation continues unabated.
We the Biafra people therefore demand that:
All Banks that have been operating in Biafra land must make money available
to the rightful owners until Biafra have its own currency.
Those Banks that made their premises the second INEC office must remove
all NIGERIA INEC MATERIALS and return them back to INEC on or before
the 10th day of February 2023; Money must be made available to Biafrans before 7th February 2023.
Failing to do the aforementioned at the stipulated time frame, you will be treated as Nigeria terrorists state enablers in Biafra land and your security will no longer be guaranteed in Biafra territory.
We want to officially notify the Banks that the war of Separation for Biafra Exit from Nigeria is ongoing and as such they should understand that they are operating in Biafra teritory and not in Nigeria.
It will be self deceit to say you don’t know whether your bank is in Biafra territory or not”, Simon Ekpa said.